Fifty-seven football players, 34 cheerleaders and scores of parents will end the season this Friday for the Harrowgate Athletic Association football program with its final game, but it is just the beginning for a rebuilding program for an association that began with the Chesterfield County Quarterback League in the 1950s.
With eight minutes left in the game Carol Brinkley, on the Eastern Mennonite University team, lifted the ball into the goal over Sweet Briar College’s goalie. Brinkley’s goal was the last score of the game and gave EMU a 6-0 win over SBC.
Matoaca High School celebrated their annual homecoming football game and the 50th Anniversary of the school on Friday, October 4. The celebration kicked off with an outdoor pep rally for the student body that featured a joint performance of the Woo Woos of Virginia State University and the Matoaca High cheerleaders.
While lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, it’s the newest sport at Thomas Dale High School. Founded by Native Americans and often played to resolve conflict, lacrosse has evolved into one of the fastest growing sports in America.
The Monarchs used a “double pass” trick play to gain 40 yards before sophomore quarterback Talik Mann threw to wide receiver Terrelle Whitaker for five-yard touchdown with 1.8 seconds remaining as Meadowbrook defeated Prince George 36-29 in Meadowbrook’s 50th anniversary homecoming thriller.
After a semester at Fork Union, Coble transferred to JMU and earned playing time as a freshman before redshirting last season. Playing alongside fellow Chester area resident Michael Birdsong, the former Monarch has caught six passes for 24 yards in limited playing time in the slot.